Monday, 21 April 2014

Getting into the 'Spring' of things featuring Bonnie Baby


Just how beautiful and seasonal is this adorable spring outfit from luxury British Designed clothes online retailer, Bonnie Baby? They kindly sent it to us a few weeks back for our review consideration and I've been loving dressing Ethan in it!


They sell so many lovely pieces, including adorable bunny prints which are perfect for this time of year.  Take a closer look here.


One of the best things about this outfit, other than the visual side, is how comfortable it feels. Comfort is the most important factor to me when I choose my own clothes, so I follow this when dressing Ethan too. The polo shirt is 100% fine weight cotton and feels so luxurious to touch. It's super soft, as are the grey leggings which are also made from super soft light weight cotton. The items wash extremely well and have kept their softness - so we're very pleased! 


The polo top shirt can be found here and the leggings are found here


If you are currently looking to refresh your baby's wardrobe for Spring/Summer I'd definitely recommend Bonnie baby for comfort and style. They've kindly offered the readers of my blog a 15% discount code which is BUMP20 (the code can only be used on SS14 and full priced items).



Keep up to date with Bonnie Baby for news, offers and more via their twitter page @bonniebaby_UK.

What do you think to Ethans spring outfit? We're really impressed!
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Sunday, 20 April 2014

House Tour: Ethans Bedroom / Nursery

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The house is starting to finally come together and so I am slowly going to be doing a house tour on my blog, with a post for each room. 

We've based the decor for Ethans bedroom on his old room in our previous house because we loved it so much. So it's not much different but I wanted to show you anyway, so you could see how we made the space work, as the room is smaller. We've added a new wardrobe in which matches his original chest of drawers.

I've tried to list where things are from below, but if you have any questions just ask and I'll try and remember where things are from :)

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WALL PAINT & CARPET
Crown Fashion for Walls - Refined
The carpet is from SCS

RUG
The rug is new and is from myrugstore.co.uk. We're really pleased with it as it just adds a splash of colour that still fits really well into our neutral theme. The company it's from is a family run online business who've recently introduced a new collection of children’s rugs.  The designs are unique to them and are not available anywhere else in the UK. They also have a fantastic sale on at the moment: http://www.myrugstore.co.uk/kids-rugs so worth having a look if you're after a new rug for your childs bedroom.

CURTAINS
The curtains were from Next a year or so ago and have followed us from our old house. We didn't think they'd fit as Ethans window is absolutely huge but they are perfectly sized for it. 

COT
Babies R Us

WARDROBE & CHEST OF DRAWERS
Drawers - IKEA Hemnes grey-brown. 
Wardrobe - PAX with white frame and grey-brown hemnes doors.

3 PHOTO FRAMES
The frames are from IKEA and the inserts are printed off of the Internet for a more personal touch.

DRAGON DRAWING IN FRAME
This was Adams GCSE art picture so it's just another personal touch.

WHITE NAPPY BASKET
This was from TK MAXX a while ago now.

CHANGING MAT
Mothercare Loved so Much range

BOOK SHELVES 
IKEA

BIG BEAR 
This was a gift from Ethans Auntie (my sister-in-law) for his first birthday, it's gorgeous and super-soft!

COT MOBILE
The cot mobile is from Little Bird Told Me

ARMCHAIR AND CUSHION
These are both IKEA again. I love the cushion!

CLOCK
Babies R US

FOOT STOOL
IKEA

PERSONALISED DINOSAUR TOY
My 1st Years

KEEPSAKE BOX 
Next

MONEY BOXES
Tiny tatty teddy box - online
ABC baby box - a gift 
Castle box - we picked this up in the Lake District

NIGHTLIGHT 
Lindam

ETHAN FRAME
Made by my Auntie who runs a business making picture boxes.

SWEET DREAMS BUNTING 
Next - last year

We've just got a few more things to do now in his room. We need to put some safety locks on the drawers (we'll be using Lindam for this, as we're huge fans of their products.) We also need to put his curtain hooks on and a new door. But apart from that we're pretty much there. 

What do you think to Ethans bedroom? 

Happy Easter Everyone!


Hope you all are having a lovely Easter break. I've been catching up with some blogging today (which is well overdue!) whilst Ethans been napping and Adam and my father-in-law have been replacing doors in our house which I think when they're done will transform the house. 

I've just painted my nails and accidentally got pink nail varnish on our new sofa - whoops! I'm ultra clumsy - I've stopped pretending I'm not. >.< 

We are going back to Adams parents for dinner later on, which will be lovely as it means no cooking and my Mother-in-law always cooks such fantastic meals! So I'm really looking forward to that.

What have you all been up to? How many easter eggs have you got through already? ;)


Excuse the crappy dull looking photos the weather is so grey today! 

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Ethans 1st Birthday: The Party & Decor!

Friday was Ethans 1st ever birthday party and I was so pleased with how it turned out. It was lovely to have family over and finally be able to enjoy our new house. Ethan has been teething all through his birthday and on Friday his teething pain was at it's height so he was quite a bit upset but apart from that everything went really well. I was so pleased with the decor, as I'd been planning it for quite some time and having to imagine how it would all look in our new home. I can't believe it's come and gone so quickly!

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DECORATIONS
Blue Tissue pom poms - eBay
White Tissue pom poms - Amazon
Blue polka dot bunting - Amazon
Mini bunting - etsy
Balloons - Amazon
Chevron plates / napkins / treat plates / straws / cupcake sticks - thepartywareshop.com (brilliant website for items like these!)
Blue party cups - thepartywareshop.com
Cupcake stand - Next
Vintage Cake stand - eBay
Table confetti - Hobbycraft 
Ribbon on tubs  - Poundland
'E' shaped ceramic dish - Not on the high street
White table cloth - Tesco
No. 1 falling decorations - Amazon
No. 1 candle - eBay
Plastic jars - eBay
Peppa Pig wrapping paper - eBay
Peppa Pig party plates - Amazon
Party invitations - Hobbycraft

FOOD
Peppa pig number 1 cake - Made by my sister-in-law Ellie
Peppa Pig cupcakes - Made by my Step-Dad Kevin
Easter nest cakes - Made by me (read here)
Party food - Tesco party range (all vegetarian choices)

OUTFITS
Ethans outfit is from Primark (see here) and my dress is from River Island (last summer).

CAMERA USED
Canon 1100D (on 'Creative Auto' - brightness setting)

PARTY INSPIRATION 

MORE READING
Ethans 1st Birthday: The Invitations
Happy 1st Birthday My Darling Ethan
Ethans 1st Birthday: Opening Presents and a Trip to the Zoo

If you have any questions about anything that I've not mentioned here please just ask :)

MORE PHOTOS FROM THE DAY


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